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What is a “closed” question?

A question is sometimes closed for a number of reasons (like this one), but often there are a bunch of users who close it. Why so many people - why the thread is not closed by the first moderator request in the 1st place?

Does a question needs N votes to be closed?

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up vote 5 down vote accepted

Users with over 3,000 reputation points can cast close votes, and after 5 close votes the question gets closed.

Real "diamond" moderators can close questions immediately (eg: with one vote).

For more details:
What is a "closed" or “on hold” question?

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